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xfinity will double the internet speed on two of our most popular plans. xfinity continues to innovate, bringing you the fastest, most reliable internet, period. [ heart beating ] xfinity internet from comcast. double the speed. [ heart beats ] right now at 11, demanding access. investigators and humanitarian crews trying to recover the bodies and debris of that malaysian jetliner crash. but rebels are standing in their way. also tonight, the world learns about the personal stories of the victims, including the bay area connections. and president obama pointing the finger at the people who the he thinks are responsible. good evening, and thanks for being with us. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. we're now learning more about
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the sole u.s. citizen on board. 19-year-old lucas schansman was supposed to meet up with his family in bali for vacation. the dutch american citizen had dual zip. he once lived in bay area. tonight his family is grieving a young life they say was just lost too soon. >> you go through all the phases of mourning. at the moment it's just mourning. of course it's angry that you see why it didn't need to be happen. it didn't. >> also tonight, a candlelight vigil at the international aids conference. a group of passengers on board were flying to that conference in melbourne, australia. now world leaders are demanding that pro-russian rebels give investigators complete access to the crash site. the first international team of investigators to arrive weren't granted full access. the delegation mostly from europe was only allowed to make a partial inspection of the debris field before being ordered to leave.
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some blunt words from president obama today. he says russia is responsible. he believes russia supplied the missiles to russian separatists in ukraine. >> the separatists can't shoot down military transport planes or they claim shoot down fighter jets without sophisticated equipment and sophisticated training. and that is coming from russia. >> the president is calling on russian president vladimir putin to solve the crisis with ukraine and declare an immediate ceasefire. as we briefly mention, this crash greatly impacts the worldwide aids community. more than 100 passengers on board were hiv researchers, scientists, and world health organization professionals. a virtual think tank of knowledge is now gone. nbc's peggy bunker joins us with the story. peggy? >> reporter: raj, it is simply tragic. right now the aids conference held in melbourne is working to determine how many of their colleagues were on the plane.
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their number stands at 108 but that could change. the feeling at the conference is one of a wake, a very sad funeral as they mourn some of the top experts in their field. >> i think the voice should be much stronger than it has been. >> reporter: when it came to fighting hiv and aids, joep lange was one of the strongest voices in the world. the former president of the international aids society, he was a force to be reckoned with. he pioneered getting hiv drugs to poorer corners of the world, fighting the spread of hiv and aids for over 30 years. dr. diane hadler heads up the aids project at san francisco general. >> this is a devastating loss for the aids community. a scientist, a wonderful physician, a crusader, a troublemaker. a wonderful father. >> reporter: also penda kaier, a lobbyist. treating people who are actively
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managing hiv and aids. glenn thomas was an englishman who left a journalism career at the bbc for a job at the world health organization. he was going to the conference to share the organization's latest report on hiv. jacqueline was one of the early nurses who agreed to treat patients with aids in the 1980s when the virus was mystifying doctors everywhere. she was traveling with her long-time partner dr. lange, whose death is being viewed as the biggest blow to progress in the fight against hiv. >> our hope is if we catch enough early in the infection, it will not be all that difficult to cure them eventually. >> a cure. that was always his goal. lange's groundbreaking break was pivotal in antiviral therapies. he also made huge strides in the prevention of mother to child transmission of hiv. one of his colleagues credited lange with, quote, changing the course of the hiv epidemic. back to you. >> peggy, thank you. there are many facets to this story. our coverage continues online on our website on nbcbayarea.com. there you can find the latest
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updates on the investigation and a slide show of pictures from the crash site. new at 11:00 tonight, tension in san francisco's mission district with a not so subtle threat being aimed at so-called hipsters, techies who have invaded the old working class latino neighborhood with wads of cash and smartphones. that warning, get out willingly or you'll be forced out violently. nbc bay area's jean elle is live in the mission where police are investigating and where some people are feeling a little uneasy. >> reporter: jessica, that graffiti appeared on that pal wahle this morning. the threatening words are painted over. but people who live and work here say the threatening message has them nervous. as commuter buses deliver tech workers to their new homes in the mission -- >> the restaurant that has been here in this neighborhood for nearly 100 years. >> reporter: aaron is maintaining an old mission tradition, roosevelt's tamale parlor on 24th street. >> we bought it about a year and a half ago with the goal of preserving it.
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>> reporter: he says business is good. but graffiti that appeared around the corn their morning is hard to digest. >> it's troubling. >> reporter: it reads fair warning to hipsters and yuppies. get out of the mission before it gets ugly. you have six months. if you don't, my soldiers will gladly come gunning. kill hipster yuppies. >> some of that could be directed toward me personally. but i'm also concerned about its effect on business and whether people will want to come to this neighborhood. >> reporter: he is not the only one feeling uneasy. >> sharon wonders if the painter is also vandalizing cars. >> before which michigan car got broken into yesterday, someone came and tried to break the windshield wipers. >> reporter: police are reviewing surveillance video and trying to match the signature to known taggers. david campo says a changing population is creating tension in the mission. >> there are issues in terms of displacement, gentrification. but the way to deal with these
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issues is to have dialogue. >> reporter: he is talking about preserving the flavor of the popular neighborhood with a 24 street cultural district, hoping that controlling some of the change in the neighborhood will help ease the tension and change the writing on the wall. now police do not believe this graffiti is gang-related. they say whoever painted this wall is trying to stir up trouble in the neighborhood, and they have been successful. reporting live in san francisco, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> jean, thank you. now to the south bay. he faced up to four years in prison. instead, 49ers star aldon smith got 11 days of community service. the 24-year-old was at the santa clara county courthouse today. he previously plead no contest to drunk driving and weapons possession which the judge reduced to a misdemeanor. here is smith addressing the judge today. >> i apologize for my actions. i also like you to know i'll follow whatever orders you give me. >> that was before the tension. smith will serve on a sheriff's
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work crew on 11 consecutive mondays. that's the 49ers day off. he also received three years' probation. prosecutors say smith still has some issues to work out. >> concern. it's a concern that i think is the greatest danger to public safety is the continuing use and misuse of alcohol by mr. smith, which has led to poor decisions. poor decisions that have put people in danger. >> there is more to the story. smith likely to also be punished by the national football league for violating league's rules in terms of personal conduct policy. well, it's a bizarre story. a woman was stabbed, and police say her ex-boyfriend ordered the attack. in fremont tonight, three people are behind bars. two things put them there. some solid police work and a controversial test camera, one that was recently installed for a citywide video project. nbc bay area's cheryl hurd joins us in fremont this evening with the story. cheryl? >> reporter: well, raj, as you said, this is a bizarre tale involving a 20-year-old woman believed to have been hired to stab another woman.
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now three people are now behind bars, and fremont police say that they're there because of a citywide surveillance camera. homeowners installed cameras to help catch thieves. now fremont's citywide video camera is being credited with catching these three suspects accused of conspireing to attack a fremont woman. >> it's look for after the fact evidence. and that's what happened here. they found the car. they went to the car. they worked the program and found the person that perpetratored the crime. >> reporter: police say there was a knock at the door of her apartment on fremont boulevard when a woman answered the door, she was stabbed in the stomach. the victim got a look at this woman who is believed to be the attacker. but the surveillance camera right around the corner from the crime scene is what led police to the suspects. the victim told police that her ex, paul fagundes, may have been the attacker. the video surveillance system captured a car registered to
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juvenal corvelo, driving around the complex just prior to the stabbing. corvelo and fagundes are friends, and that tip led police to make all three arrests. >> eye view technology is one tool in the tool box for the department to use. it's not going to solve all crimes. it's just one tool for them to have. >> reporter: now, we are told that the victim will survive this attack. the surveillance program here in fremont will expand in the fall. reporting live in fremont, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, cheryl. strict regulations now effect for san jose's cannabis clubs, and some clubs won't be around long. starting today, new regulations limit where those clubs with operate. cannabis club owners lined up at city hall to apply for new permits. one insider tells nbc bay area up to 20 clubs voluntarily closed their doors today. in 90 days the city plans to send shut-down letters to any
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club that doesn't comply with its new laws. >> are they have 90 days to apply for that zoning verification. and to also apply for registration which would include all the background checks and the site inspection to make sure things are secure and surveillance cameras are in place, things of that nature. >> cannabis club supporters today also submitted signatures for a petition to attempt to overturn the new laws. in the next 30 days we should learn whether they have collected enough signatures to actually qualify. next at 11:00, a teaspoon can be deadly. the dietary supplement under scrutiny by the fda. also, your next plane ticket will be more expensive, thanks to a tsa hike. but the extra charges won't be going toward improving security at airports. details travelers should know. and a smelly and disturbing find on a local beach. take a look. the mystery surrounding thousands of fish that wash aid shore. and good evening. i'm meteorologist jeff ranieri. thick areas of fog moving in
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against the coastline. the worst here from point reyes down to about san francisco. we'll track the fog for your weekend and let you know if it will finally clear out, coming up in just a few finish.
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the tsa is increasing its security fee for every traveller. but the price hike has nothing to do with increased security. here is nbc bay area's ian cull. >> reporter: 6:00 on a friday at the san jose airport. business travelers arriving home, many fly often. >> every week or every other
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week. >> reporter: he just arrived from indianapolis. work may pay for his travels, but increased "costa concordia"s him. >> it comes down to the business is bill mortgage for the client. >> reporter: this monday, expenses will jump for all flyers, tsa's september 11th security fee will increase. >> the cost of flying is going up. it's eating into people's leisure, or even work expenses. >> reporter: currently you pay $5 for a nonstop round trip ticket that will increase to 11 20. and if you have a lay overlonger than four hours, you'll be charged more. >> that's a lot of money. >> reporter: that could mean nearly $23 in tsa fees for a round trip ticket with stops. for a family of three, about $75. >> we do have a passenger bill of rights that is going through congress in which we say that
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it's -- this is enough. we need to put a cap on these fees and tax. >> reporter: the tsa isn't requesting the new fee structure. it's congress. it will raise nearly $4 billion a year and will be used to help pay off the federal deficit. >> i'd rather pay for higher fees than have the government shutdown. >> i think the overall deficit is a drop in the bucket. and i don't know why you're penalizing people that are traveling. >> reporter: if you have a trip coming up, save yourself a little money by buying your ticket before monday. ian cull, nbc bay area news. >> just two days after losing their mother, the children of the stockton woman taken hostage and killed during a gun battle with police opened up about their heartbreaking loss. >> i wake up and i'm hoping that it's a dream and that my mom is going to be there. but she is not. >> i want to thank everyone who has been there. and it means a lot. and i love you, mom.
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>> the children grieving misty holt, saying her family wants answers about what led to wednesday's chaos. three bank robbery suspects grabbed three hostages, including singh, setting off an intense police chase that ended with a violent shoot-out. holt-singh died along with to of the suspects. her family says they want an open and thorough investigation to find out exactly what happened. authorities today also identified the two gang members killed in that shoot-out. 30-year-old gilberto renteria on the left and 27-year-old gregory martinez. late today martinez's father spoke in stockton about the pain he and his family feel. >> my family and i wish to offer our heartfelt apology to the entire stockton community for the ripple effects of this tragic event. >> martinez says his son was addicted to cocaine and that he could never let go of that gang life. a grown woman caught stealing cash from an 8-year-old
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girl. tonight we've learned police have made an arrest in a really disturbing case. san francisco police say this woman, ladonna christian was arrested last night. surveillance video shows her trying to buy a beer on monday. she didn't have enough cash. that's when officers say she robbed a little girl outside who was selling candy. according to police, she twisted the girl's arm until the girl dropped her bag of money. it's going to be a messy and smelly cleanup this weekend at a local beach. that's because two tons of dead fish washed ashore. it's a strange discovery with no real answers. state fish and wildlife officials want to know how these two tons of fish ended up at the beach in watsonville. this is what the tide brought in today. there it is. thousands of white kroekers washed up on shore. it puzzled residents and the tourists. >> anything you've ever seen? >> we've never, ever seen this before. and when we came down here, we were shocked.
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we couldn't believe that we saw these fish down here. i don't even know what kind of fish they are. but never have we ever seen them before. it's very unusual. >> unusual indeed. experts from the department of fish and wildlife took samples from the beach. they say it may be due to a fishing boat. the crew may have caught the fish in a net and then let them go. >> it's going to be a smelly weekend at that beach, that's for sure. chief meteorologist jeff ranieri joins us now. and wind going to be impacting us at all? >> it looks like over the next 24 hours, we're still going to see this on shore wind 10 to 20 miles per hour. that has been the key source in keeping it so foggy across the bay area the past five days. you can see winds out of the west right now at 8 miles per hour in san francisco. oakland at 9. livermore at 9 and san jose at 6. it's not overly gusty. it's just the direction of the wind what is helping to import that cool pacific air and keep that fog machine going at the coastline. you can see right now on the sky camera network, we have some of the coldest weather in the north bay. currently 57.
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overcast in san francisco. and drizzle at the immediate coastline. but check out the beautiful view. even though we have the marine layer up to about 2,000 feet, you can still see those city lights shining bright right across san francisco. and winds gusting as high as about 15 miles per hour. so let's take you into the all important weekend morning forecast. if you're getting up early tomorrow morning, you got some yard work to do, you've got, you know, some things with your kids outside early on in the morning. we're going to see the best start here as we head throughout the south bay. right around 7:00 and 8:00. 62 degrees and mainly clear. the places i do think are going to have a little bit of problem of getting the sun will be the east bay, also san francisco and the north bay. you're going to be last to clear out. and check out cold it's going to be up into the north bay. we're going to start out with temperatures in the mid-50s, even with a little bit of wind, it's going to feel like the 40s tomorrow. if you get the opportunity to sleep in for tomorrow, it's probably going to be a good day for that. get a look at the forecast. you can see the fog pattern is going to stay put again for saturday and also on sunday. so if you have any plans, any
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desire to head to the coastline, not only those thick areas of cloud cover, but also a little bit of drizzle. you may have to use the windshield wipers at the coast. but if you head inland, you will get some sunshine once we cross the noon hour. we're going have some awesome weather down here across the south bay. san jose expecting 84 degrees, sunny skies. a little warmer there for saratoga, 86. if you're out in the suns, it's going to be foal like probably 90 degrees for some parts of the south bay. for the peninsula, it stays clouded in with 65 in pacifica. 80 in palo alto. and for san francisco, we've got 60s here along the embarcadero, hayes valley, and also back here towards the marina. we'll take you to the north bay, east bay and tri-valley. napa looking at 84 degrees. right about where we should be this time of year. and then if you're headed a little bit more to the south, you can see in sausalito it's going to be cool were the typical ocean wind of 70. and for the east bay, a typical jump in temperatures from oakland at 72. back towards walnut creek. it's going to be 85 tomorrow. but check out all the sunshine across the east bay and
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tri-valley. danville, pleasanton and livermore, probably some of the best weather as we head throughout saturday's forecast. then as we head throughout sunday, here is the best part. if you love saturday's numbers already, look what we're giving to you, a carbon copy as we head throughout sunday's forecast. just subtle changes as we head throughout the next two days. looking really good. and after triple-digit heat, 84 expected on sunday. that's just about it at this point. if you're looking for something to do, we are your event calendar. menlo park connoisseurs festival coming your way this saturday. temperatures right about 80 and sunny skies. i didn't know about this one until this year. i'm thinking i may try to check this out, see what happens. >> the weather looks good for it. >> yes. still ahead, a serious warning involving caffeine. and the president prepare foss a historic move involving lbgt discrimination. and jimmy. >> hey, everyone in the bay area, we have dan aykroyd, you
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a dangerous buzz over a pure powdered caffeine. the fda now warning about the dangers of consuming powdered caffeine, which is sold online. that's after the death of an ohio teenager in may. now the powdered caffeine is sold as a dietary supplement, and it is unregulated. unlike caffeine added to soda. fda leaders say they are considering some regulatory action now. just to give you an idea of how potent the product, a teaspoon of powdered caffeine is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee. well, the president will be in the bay area for a fundraising next week. but before he arrives here, he'll sign a new federal protection for millions of lgbt workers. on monday, president obama will sign an executive order. it will protect the lgbt workers from discrimination by any company that does work with the federal government.
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that amounts to about 1/5 of the entire u.s. workforce. the directive will also explicitly protect all federal workers from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. some critics are upset that the new protects will not have an exemption for religious groups. well, up next dave feldman and a finish for the a's that you got to see. stay with us.
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good evening. i'm dave feldman at the xfinity sports desk. the last time the a's played the orioles, manny machado and josh donaldson had a bit of a battle with each other. tonight another battle, this time with the bats. >> to see j.d. come up in the ninth, you had this feeling really could this happen? and it did. we've seen j.d. come up so big for us in the big at-bats. pretty terrific game all the way around. >> all-star game was great. one of the surreal moments. it's great to come back here and play some green color baseball and win some games, especially at this time of the year. this is when it counts. >> the reason the guy had pie on his face, we'll show you. top 7, one on. machado steps to the plate,
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crushes a first pitch fastball. 4-2 orioles. bottom 9, last chance for the a's. two on. josh donaldson, first pitch he sees, a walk-off three-run show. his 21st of the year. the a's win it, 5-4. manny machado a little sour. and josh donaldson, as you saw earlier, with the pie in the face. meanwhile, giants taking on the marlins. and two out hitting is the key for hunter pence and company. top two, man on, two outs. and brandon crawford hits a home run to right. his eighth. 2-0, giants. they weren't done. top five, two on, pablo sandoval homers to right. 8-0 giants. and the giants are winner, 9-1. this is golf, people. the american century celebrity championship from lake tahoe. steve young connecting with jerry rice. and then throwing the ball into the fans. steph curry having some fun too
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on 17. drops the jumper, and from the fairway, so steph can shoot. of course he can golf too on 17. curry makes his putt. he is in the tie for fourth now with annika sorenstam, of all people. and that's a look at sports. i'm dave feldman. raj and jess back with more of the news right after this. don't go away.
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now this is how you do a publicity stunt. check out the inside scoop for ice cream on demand. uber customers ordered ice cream today vee where the smartphone app. in the south bay, at least 20 uber drivers had coolers packed with ice cream sandwiches. they did this in 38 different countries as part of the stunt. they delivered gelato in abu dhabi, ben & jerry's in paris. it ended at 5:00. >> what? couldn't they have extended it for us? >> have a great weekend. we hope to see you back on monday. >> bye-bye. >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- dan aykroyd, chaz ebert, comedian nick thune,

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